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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AG06 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: ●Application of Proposed Transparency in Science Requirements to the Development of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations 
Abstract: On April 30, 2018, EPA provided notice of proposed rulemaking (83 FR 18768) intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. On March 18, 2020, EPA issued a supplemental proposal (SNPRM) to clarify, modify and supplement certain provisions of the 2018 proposed rule in response to public comments. In the SNPRM, EPA proposed definitions and clarified that the proposed rulemaking applies to data and models underlying both pivotal science and pivotal regulatory science. EPA also proposed that the scope of the rulemaking apply to influential scientific information as well as significant regulatory decisions and proposed a modified approach to the public availability provisions for data and models that would underlie significant regulatory decisions and an alternate approach. In this action, EPA is requesting comment on how to apply these requirements to significant Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act regulatory actions. This rulemaking would increase transparency of the assumptions underlying data and models that support these EPA regulatory actions. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Prerule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: TBD     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Roger Gorke
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
USEPA, Mail Code WTR-1, 600 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 94107
Phone:202 564-6854